1 successive (without a break); "sick for five straight days" [syn: consecutive]
2 having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders" [ant: crooked]
3 (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky" [ant: curly]
4 erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back" [syn: unbent, unbowed, upright]
5 right; in keeping with the facts; "set the record straight"; "made sure the facts were straight in the report"
6 honest and morally upright; "I just want a straight answer to the question"; "straight dealing" [ant: crooked]
8 without curves [ant: curved]
9 neatly arranged; not disorderly; "the room is straight now"
10 characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing" [syn: square]
11 not homosexual
12 accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true" [syn: true]
14 reliable in matters of fact; "he was always straight with me"
15 following a correct or logical method; "straight reasoning"
16 rigidly conventional or old-fashioned [syn: square]
1 a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex [syn: heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person]
2 a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
3 a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse [syn: straightaway] adv
1 without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office" [syn: directly, direct]
2 in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay" [syn: directly, flat] [ant: indirectly]
3 in a straight line; in a direct course; "the road runs straight"
Etymologystreght (Anglo Saxon streht), the past participle of Middle English strechen (Anglo-Saxon streccan), to stretch.
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- streight (obsolete)
- Not crooked or
bent; having a constant
direction throughout its length.
- a straight line.
- Strictly along political lines.
- He always votes a straight ticket.
- Direct, truthful, frank.
- a straight answer.
- As it should be.
- Everything is straight now.
- straight whiskey.
- Having all cylinders in a single row. (referring to an internal
- a straight six.
- slang: conventional.
- slang: heterosexual.
- slang: boring, unappealing, bad or of low quality.
- On, or near a line running between the two wickets.
- Straight is sometimes humorously used as meaning low quality by homosexuals and bisexuals, rather than gay.
Not crooked or bent
Strictly along political lines
Direct, truthful, frank
As it should be
- Finnish: kunto, järjestys
- Portuguese: direito
- Russian: правильный, нормальный
Having all cylinders in a single row
- Finnish: suora
- Japanese: 直列の
- Polish: prosty
- Swedish: rak
- Finnish: hetero, heteroseksuaali
- French: hetero
- German: hetero
- Hungarian: heteró
- Irish: díreach
- Italian: eterosessuale
- Japanese: ノンケの
boring, unappealing, bad or of low quality
On, or near a line running between the two wickets
- ttbc Arabic:
- ttbc Chinese: 直的 (zhí de), 笔直的 (bǐzhí de)
- ttbc Italian: diritto, liscio, subito
- ttbc Korean: 똑바른 (ggokbareun)
- ttbc Spanish: derecho
- ttbc Telugu: తిన్నని (tinnani), సరళమైన (saraLamaina), సూటి (sooTi)
- ttbc Welsh: uniawn
- straight A
- straight and narrow
- straight arm
- straight bat
- straight dinkum
- straight edge
- straight face
- straight forward
- straight from the horse's mouth
- straight hit
- straight line
- straight man
- straight out of the chute
- straight ticket
in a forward direction
- A part of a racecourse, running track or other road etc that is not curved.
- In poker, five cards in sequence.
A part of a racecourse or running track that is not curved
In poker, five cards in sequence
Straight is a term which may commonly refer to:
- A poker hand containing five cards in sequential ranked order
- An expression for a heterosexual person (as an antonym to queer or gay); see also straight acting
- A type of punch used in boxing, also commonly known as a Cross
- Straight, the first album by German singer Tobias Regner
- Straight Records, a record label
- Straight, Inc., a now-defunct U.S. drug rehabilitation program for adolescents
- Straight Bourbon is any Bourbon whiskey that has been aged at least two years
- Straightedge, a drawing or cutting tool
In slang usage, the term also refers to:
- An expression for an exaggeratedly proper person, theory or lifestyle (as an antonym to countercultural or radical)
- A person's state of sobriety
- Abstinence from the use of, or being free from, the effects of drugs, and/or alcohol, especially recreational drugs
- Going straight, referencing a person who decides to no longer engage in criminal activity
- A member of the straight edge subculture
- A crack pipe
- Strait, a body of water
straight in German: Straight
straight in Japanese: ストレート
straight in Contenese: 直
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